Around and About

Sychnant Pass House has some of the most dramatic landscape in Wales right on its doorstep and is situated within easy reach of town and country, mountain top and seaside, moorland and estuary.

Any walking holiday begins as soon as you set foot out of the grounds. Just minutes away is the summit of Sychnant Pass, the starting point for long or short walks amid stunning natural scenery. For hardier walkers Snowdon itself (Britain’s highest mountain south of the Scottish Highlands and some 8 miles away) presents a bracing alternative - though should this prove too daunting a challenge visitors can always take the mountain railway to the top (and back).  

Two miles downhill from the house lies the medieval walled town of Conwy. Its imposing turreted castle built in the late 13th century by Edward the First dominates the bay and is a well worth a visit. From here you can begin a tour of the town walls which afford stunning views of the Conwy estuary. A complete circuit of the walls takes less than an hour, affording time to visit the quayside with the smallest house in Britain (measuring a mere 3.05 metres by 1.8) and the Elizabethan townhouse, Plas Mawr.

A little further afield lie the historic cities of Bangor and Caernarfon while closer to home you can head for the seaside town of Llandudno whose sand and shingle bay is dominated by the limestone headland of the Great Orme which is run as a nature reserve and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

A number of golf courses lie within easy reach of the house and the Conwy valley offers attractions as various as the splendid Bodnant Gardens (80 acres of formal lawns, Italianate terraces and herbaceous borders), the Trefriw Woollen Mills manufacturing traditional Welsh bedspreads and throws and the award-winning Tree Top Adventure Centre housing the world’s highest parachute simulator.  Food lovers will appreciate a visit to Bodnant Welsh Food.

Two recent attractions have arrived in north Wales ideal for those in search of an adrenalin rush!  Zip World Velocity at Bethesda and Zip World Titan at Llechwedd host the longest, fastest zip lines in the world.  And the recently opened Bounce Below offers a whole new experience on underground trampolining nets which are situated deep inside an old mining cavern!

If all that sightseeing is just too much, why not simply stay put in the peace, quiet and comfort of Sychnant Pass House. Here you need do nothing more strenuous than stroll round our gardens, read quietly in the drawing room, or relax by our indoor pool before enjoying tea or a drink and then sitting down to a candle lit dinner in expectation of another arduous day to come.

Very soon we hope our home will become yours.